Patient learning centre soppi: A way to promote human-computer interaction in health care

Tuija Alaranta, Heljä Nenonen, Maritta Anneli Vaelimaeki, Riitta Suhonen

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The Patient Learning Centre was founded in Hyvinkää Hospital in 2000 to support patients and their families' informational needs. In order to evaluate the Learning Centre's effectiveness we started a development project. One of the purposes was to analyze patients' Internet and computer use. The data for the describing survey-research was collected by questionnaires at two occasions. At the end of the project a number of patients who used internet had increased, one third did not use a computer at all. Getting information in discussions with the nurse was however the most important way. To develop user friendly methods in getting information is a challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People - Proceedings of NI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Jun 200621 Jun 2006


Conference9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • IT-technology
  • Patient Information
  • Patient Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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